Elon Musk’s Boring Company has been making headlines since its inception in 2016, most recently for selling $5 million worth of branded flamethrowers. First conceived to combat LA traffic by creating a network of underground tunnels, Musk has been experimenting with tunnel-building techniques in Hawthorne, California ever since. Now after facing criticism that the project is prioritising personal cars, Musk has publicly asserted that the Boring Company tunnels and corresponding underground vehichles will emphasize public transit over private transportation.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, March 9, the Boring Company CEO stated that the project will “prioritize pedestrians and cyclists over cars,” and that it “will still transport cars, but only after all personalized mass transit needs are met,” he wrote. “It’s a matter of courtesy & fairness. If someone can’t afford a car, they should go first.”
Musk also shared a promo video showing how “the Loop” would work, highlighting his version of public transportation pods that would carry 8 to 12 passengers at a time, check it out below.
Better video coming soon, but it would look a bit like this: pic.twitter.com/C0iJPi8b4U
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 9, 2018
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